Postdocs & Other Research Positions & Fellowships

Postdoctoral Positions, Research Positions, and Fellowships

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Postdoctoral Positions

  • Concordia University – Our exciting new pan-Canadian partnership, the AIM Collective, aims to create and curate mathematics assessment and instructional strategies that support all children in reaching their full potential. We are seeking an energetic postdoctoral fellow who will be primarily responsible for conducting and disseminating research on newly-created classroom assessments that can be used to inform teacher practice in mathematics.  The fellowship will entail extensive collaboration with AIM researchers, collaborators, and partner school boards across Canada to address the needs of practicing teachers in their efforts to support their students’ mathematical success. The position will provide a unique opportunity to network with scholars in education, mathematics education, and cognitive psychology in conducting applied research with educators. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and data analysis skills, as well as a commitment to forging connections between researchers and practitioners toward our common goal. (Position to be filled no later than March 31, 2023)
  • The University of Texas at Austin – Drs. María González-Howard and Cathery Yeh are seeking a postdoctoral candidate to take part in a 3.5-year curriculum and professional learning materials development project, carried out across many institutions. The project aims to create high quality materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards that will be freely available and locally adaptable for teaching grades K-5 Science. The Postdoctoral Researcher will support development and research work done across two teams within the project’s developers consortium – the Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Teaching and Learning Team (i.e., The CLS Team, led by Dr. González-Howard), and the Mathematics Integration and Support Team (i.e., The Math Team, led by Dr. Yeh). (Review begins September 12, 2022)
  • University of Florida – We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in mathematics education to work with faculty and colleagues in the School of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at the University of Florida (UF), Vanderbilt University, and the UF Lastinger Center. This postdoctoral researcher will join a collaborative community of scholars and educators committed to high-quality research, teaching, and service to the community. The successful candidate is expected to conduct scholarly activities and support the development of a strong research program. Successful applicants must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. The applicants will participate in an NSF-funded DRK-12 project titled, Empowering students with choice through equitable and interactive mathematical modeling (EIM2). (Review begins August 29, 2022)
  • University of California, Irvine – Applicants are invited to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine to support a research-practice partnership project focused on teacher adaptive professional development (PD) in elementary mathematics. This is a full-time postdoctoral researcher position funded by the WT Grant Foundation, Reducing Inequalities program (PI: Rossella Santagata; Co-PI: Adriana Villavicencio). The study “Reducing Inequalities in Opportunities to Learn Mathematics through Adaptive Teacher Professional Development” will examine how different elementary school sites design and enact an adaptive PD model that integrates Cognitively Guided Instruction and asset-based, culturally responsive teaching to improve the mathematics learning opportunities of their Latinx students. The project will also examine the tensions and system-level barriers that characterize the work of the research-practice partnership and the Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) process, as well as how adaptive PD supports teacher learning and the mathematics learning opportunities of their Latinx students. Position start date is flexible between July 1, 2022 and January 2023, with the exact start date contingent on the availability of the applicant. This is a 1-year position with possibility of renewal for additional 1-2 years.

Research Positions

  • Digital Promise is seeking a Mathematics Education Researcher to join the Learning Sciences Research (LSR) team. Current projects are related to 1) coaches’ work with math classroom teachers and equitable use of technology for mathematics instruction and 2) understanding how use of technology and evolving current teaching practices can increase the focus on conceptual understanding. The researcher’s work will involve conducting scholarly research and dissemination to a research audience as well as a translation of research to practice. In particular, research could inform the development of materials to help coaches, teachers, students, or families of K-12 students. (Posted October 16, 2022)
  • Oregon State University – The STEM Research Center at Oregon State University is seeking a Researcher. This is a full-time, 12-month, professional faculty position. The person in this position will perform graduate-level social science, mixed methods research. This includes working as an integral part of a research team on research design, instrument development, field work, data collection, processing, analysis, making meaning of data, and disseminating research results. The employee will assist and collaborate on a variety of STEM learning research projects across five thematic areas: institutional transformation; the interface of science and society; professional learning and growth; learning ecosystems; and STEM teaching and learning. (Review begins October 17, 2022 and closes October 31, 2022)
  • Oregon State University – The STEM Research Center at Oregon State University requires one professional senior researcher to develop the Center’s research portfolio around Inclusivity and Social Justice. We welcome senior level candidates (i.e., Senior Researcher role at the STEM Research Center) who would work on and often lead research teams as part of extramurally funded projects. (Review begins October 17, 2022 and closes October 31, 2022)

Fellowships

  • CPM Educational Program has released a request for proposals for its Outstanding Dissertation in Mathematics Education Award ($30,000). Proposals are due Feb. 1, 2023. Find the request for proposals here: https://cpm.org/dissertation-award/. An RFP for a $50,000 exploratory award will be released Feb. 1, 2023. For questions, email research@cpm.org